SAR Volunteers Rescue Moutain Biker in Leverich


(Gallatin County, Mont.) Sunday a little after noon a 21 year old seasonal employee in the area crashed his mountain bike in Leverich Canyon south of Bozeman. He was 1 to 2 miles up the trail from the parking area and was able to call 911 using his cell phone. The man was able to give a good description of his location and his condition to rescuers who reached him in less than an hour. He was transported out of the hills using a specialized wheeled liter similar to what hunters use to haul out game. He suffered an injury to his right arm and shoulder from impacting a tree when he fell.

On Wednesday the 16th rescuers were sent to the area of Fairy Lake to search for a member of a party of 4 that had planned on skiing The Great One. Prior to finding the proper route one person of the party fell and fractured his arm and another member and his dog were stranded by terrain. The injured skier and the rest of the group left the area to go to the hospital where they contacted the Sheriff’s Office. Volunteer Rescuers from Sheriff’s Search and Rescue utilized a helicopter and ATVs to located and rescue the left over member of the party who had found a way off the mountain.

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